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Werber, Galila
 

Werber, Galila

Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor
Health and Human Performance

Phone: 718-262-5113
Office Location: HP-206
gwerber@york.cuny.edu

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  Exercise Physiology  1997 
MS  Tel Aviv University,Tel Aviv, Israel  Exercise Physiology  1991 
BE  Zinman College of Physical Education, Wingate Institute, Israel  Physical Education  1987 
The beginning of Dr. Werber’s research focused on cardiac rehabilitation, then shifted towards obese school-aged children to examine risk factors for cardiovascular disease in childhood and methods of prevention. At the present, Dr. Werber’s research is focused on the effect of peer-based exercise training to promote physical activity behavior and psychological well being in diverse urban college students. Dr. Werber is the director of the Movement Science Major. This is the first program at CUNY to obtain accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES). In addition, she serves as a Site Visitor for CoAEs. Currently, Dr. Werber is the President-elect of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Greater New York Regional Chapter.

Areas of Expertise

Cardiac rehabilitation
Childhood obesity
Physical Activity Behavior

Books in Field Of Expertise

Werber-Zion, G., O. Inbar, and M. Sagiv. Exercise Physiology: Theory and Experimentation; (2nd Ed.). Kadima: Reches (Hebrew), 2006. .

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Engelson, E.S., D. Agin, S. Kenya, G. Werber-Zion, B. Luty, J.B. Albu, and D.P. Kotler. "Body composition and metabolic effects of a diet and exercise weight loss regimen on obese, HIV-infected women." Metabolism: Clinical & Experimental. 55(10) 2006: 1327-36.

Beekley, M.D., W.F. Brechue, D.V. deHoyos, L. Garzarella, G. Werber-Zion, and M.L. Pollock. "Cross-validation of the YMCA submaximal cycle ergometer test to predict VO2max." Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 75(3) 2004: 337-342.

G. Werber-Zion, E. Goldhammer, A. Shaar, and M. L. Pollock. "Left ventricular function during strength testing and resistance exercise in left ventricular dysfunction patients." J. Cardiopul. Rehabil. 24(2) 2004: 100-109.

Sagiv, A., M. Sagiv, A. Rotstein, G. Werber, and D. Ben-Sira. "Effect of hypoxia on subsequent physiological responses to exercise in coronary artery disease patients." Israel J. Sports Med. 2 1995: 190-194.

Rotestein, A., M. Sagiv, D. Ben-Sira, G. Werber, Y. Hotzler, and H. Annenburg. "Aerobic capacity and anaerobic threshold of Israeli wheelchair basketball players." Paraplegia. 32 1994: 196-202.

Sagiv, M., D. Ben-Sira, A. Sagiv, G. Werber, and A. Rotstein. "Left ventricular responses during prolonged treadmill walking with heavy load carriage." Med. Sci. Sports. Exerc. 26(3) 1994: 285-288.

Werber, G., H. Annenburg, N. Fisher, Y. Prat, D. Ben-Sira, and M. Sagiv. "Left ventricular performance during walking with heavy load carriage." Movement. 2 1993: 72-91.

Ben-Sira, D., M. Sagiv, G. Werber, and E. Goldhammer. "Comparison between end-systolic pressure volume and end-systolic wall stress in determining left ventricular contractility with increased afterload." Cardiology. 81 1992: 69-74.

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Effects of peer-led aerobic training on the physical and psychological health of urban college students " 2019: 66th ACSM Annual Meeting.

" Effects of a peer-led aerobic training program on physical activity behavior of urban college students " 2019: 66th ACSM Annual Meeting.

" The effects of a diet and exercise weight loss program in obese HIV-infected women " 2004: The 3rd Annual Nutrition Week.

" The effects of a diet and exercise weight loss program in obese HIV-infected women " 2002: XIV International AIDS Conference.

" Effects of diet and exercise on bodyweight and visceral fat in obese HIV-infected women " 2002: 49th ACSM Annual Meeting.

" Acute hemodynamic responses to strength testing and resistance exercise in patients with left ventricular dysfunction " 1998: 45th ACSM Annual Meeting.

" Resistance exercise and strength testing in patients with left ventricular dysfunction Doppler-Echo assessment " 1998: 6th World Congress on Heart Failure.

" Muscular hypertrophy responses to 6 month of high- or low-volume resistance training " 1998: 45th ACSM Annual Meeting.

" Safety of weight training in cardiac patients " 1998: The Semi Annual Meeting of the Israeli Society Sports Medicine.

" Interactions of strength training with endurance, agility, and speed in adolescent tennis players " 1997: 44th ACSM Annual Meeting.

" Effect of strength training volume on the development of strength and power in adolescent tennis players " 1997: 44th ACSM Annual Meeting.

" Cross-validation of the YMCA submaximal test to estimate aerobic capacity " 1995: ICHPER-SD 38th World Congress.

" Body composition, quadratic and log variables improve the estimation of aerobic capacity (VO2max) from submaximal cycle ergometry (SCE) " 1995: ICHPER-SD 38th World Congress.

" The effects of age, training mode and steady state heart rate (HRss) on aerobic capacity (VO2max) prediction by submaximal cycle ergometry (SCE) " 1995: ICHPER-SD 38th World Congress.

" Cross-validation of the YMCA submaximal test to estimate aerobic capacity " 1995: 42nd ACSM Annual Meeting.

" Body composition and statistical transformation effect the estimation of aerobic capacity (VO2max) from submaximal cycle ergometry (SCE) " 1995: 42nd ACSM Annual Meeting.

" The effects of aging and overload training on left ventricular diastolic function in national competitive weightlifters " 1994: EGREPA. Physical Activity and Health in the Elderly. Scotland.

" Effects of aging and increased afterload on left ventricular diastolic function in healthy subjects " 1992: 3rd International Conference on Physical Activity, Aging and Sports. Finland.

" Evaluation of left ventricular filling properties in marathon runners with acute increased afterload " 1992: The Semi Annual Meeting of the Israeli Society Sports Medicine.

Grants-In-Aid

PSC-CUNY 50 Research Award, City University of Ne York, Effects of peer-led resistance training on the physical and psychological health of urban college students. 2019 - 2020: $3000.00.

PSC-CUNY 48 Research Award, City University of Ne York, The impact of a peer-led aerobic training program on cardiovascular health and physical activity behavior of urban college students. 2017 - 2018: $3477.12.

Workforce Development Initiative, City University of New York, Improvement of exercise science laboratory at York college. 2014 - 2015: $7920.00.

PSC-CUNY 43 Research Award, City University of Ne York, Perceptions and attitudes regarding physical education from the view-point of PE program completers at urban universities. 2012 - 2013: $3496.00.

PSC-CUNY 33 Research Award, City University of Ne York, Effects of Exercise on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Minority Adolescents. 2003 - 2004: $4500.00.

Year 2000 – Round Five GRTI, Exercise and diet: Their effects on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in minority youth. 2000 - 2001: $20,777.00.

Ahuva and Haim Wine Foundation Research Award, Acute hemodynamic responses to strength testing and resistance exercise in patients with left ventricular dysfunction. October 1997: $1500.00.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Site Visitor, Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES): 2018 - present.

President-elect of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Greater New York Regional Chapter: 2020.

Member, SHAPE America, Society of Health and Physical Educators: 2012 - present.

Member, American Association for Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation: 2002 - present.

Member, American College of Sports Medicine: 1995 - present.